The Fair-Folk: Perils of the Otherworld

I always had a wildish spirit, was a precocious independent child, and had a temper that flared up like a bonfire whenever my boundaries or sense of justice were violated. Landing in a community that would recognize my instinctual wisdom and life purpose in the original way wasn’t my destiny. I was born in 1964 on the Saskatchewan prairies, and as idyllic a time and space as that was in many ways, in synch with old mythos wasn’t part of the fabric.

There were plenty of excellent nature and village life and love aspects about my upbringing to keep me from falling off the edge and roughly on my path though, and for this I am truly grateful. I don’t know how I would have fared as a child in a city. I have a sense it would have been a lot more challenging.

What was missing most places in the west at the time, and still, was the spirit and soul context of the Original Blueprint. We’ve been living in a time nearly devoid of visible guides and masters qualified for guardianship of the natural genie life in the humans. Or, in other words, the mythic track that runs under life has been in a very low and growing lower phase. I see now how my parents were magnets for those with strong magical beings, all hiding behind the same mask, the mask of invisibility brought about by the big fat trick being played on humanity that was already more generations old than could be counted.

I have sampled and scoured a lot of material over the past couple of decades to help me pluck the strings of home. I pick up a crumb here and a crumb there, remember myself a little more, and weave it all together with gossamer strings, like a spider’s web. It seems to me that humanity’s devolution from Original Blueprint to 2020 is a matter of a countless number of hacks and slashes on naturally healthy physiology and spiritual intellect.

Mother Earth sings the tunes of her own living ways for us to hear. She sings them a little differently in each and every locale. When we return to the land where we lay our heads now, the lands we were born upon and the lands our elders and Ancestors were born upon, the receiver for the tunes is most high. Angeles Arrien recommends at least one hour in nature each day to bring oneself back to earthling status. I concur with her that this is a minimum, and personally like to spend even more, sometimes way, way more. The negative ions alone have the power to heal most ailments. It is the gazing at and losing oneself in the gems of life in the natural world, the rhythms and cycles, the tenacity and beauty that bring the old blueprint back to singing in the bones.

I live very near to where I was born now, and where the bones of my parents and paternal grandparents lie. They came from Sweden and Norway. My mom’s lines are Scottish. The Norse and Celtic traditions are, like all early expressions of a land’s spiritual tune, magical and mythic. Celts are immersed in Nature’s cycles, wildish experiences, over a mythic track of archetypal stories animated by the likes of queens, kings, castles, monuments, power spots, craft, elementals and elements. It’s the perfect setting for an epic quest of radical transformation, it seems to me.

Here’s a wee look at how beauty and power in the common space of culture gets twisted and turned upside down.

Excerpt from The Everything Celtic Wisdom Book, Jennifer Emick

“The mysteries of the Otherworld remained active in the Celtic imagination. In accord with the new Christian view, however, the Otherworld was no longer viewed as a place of happiness and eternal youth and health, but a sort of hell where fairies and devils were sometimes indistinguishable. The fair folk still dropped by to come to human aid now and again, but mainly they were viewed with superstition, as capricious characters who were usually up to no good. Fairies were blamed for just about anything that went wrong. From sour milk to infant death, poor weather, or failed crops.”

There have, indeed, been dark entities roaming the plane with us here in the earth realm. They’ve been playing a very long trick, accusing benevolent spirits of their own dirty deeds. This projection method is used over and over again. A very stark example in our modern moment is the two-part attack on freedom of speech. When people speak their truths freely, as Creation both intends and needs, the upside downers accuse them of what they themselves are doing behind the scenes (fake news, for example), spinning the scene to one where the dark spirits are wreaking their havoc and pinning it on those who do their best to live in love and light, illuminating what goes on here, singing like canaries in coal mines.

In the world spun by the upside downers, look to the people whose voices are censored and ridiculed. They are the ones with the truth tunes for a living world. They are the guides who are qualifying themselves to be pillars for the frequency of our new timeline with Mother Earth.

Coming of Age at the Beginning of the World

Wetiko is a mind virus that is a stunted half-life program inserted into human psyches via information broadcast throughout the systems of the old dead world. The more mainframe schooling, rituals and medicalization we’ve taken in, the more mainframe television and movies we watch, the more government control and theft that we accept in violation of personal authority and property, the less we cultivate personal power in concert with our human instincts and intellect.

Wetiko grows continuously, stealing our soul, depleting our spiritual reservoir, eating away at the genius within us and overwriting our source code.

We cling to the material, to false idols, scarcity, greed, competition and status. We become the forces of wetiko in person, passing it from person to person through every thought, feeling, word and action we experience and express.

Wetiko is a demon that can be expelled by entering a practice of beginning again, opening our minds to natural ancient and emerging information, and relaxing into the living world to remember and express our essential selves in synch with the rhythms and nature of life itself. When we shift our attention and intention away from participating in a sick society to live free as a force of nature in person we jump up alive again to reclaim our souls and potential.

Patti Lindgren, Wild & Salty Healing Company

Well here we are, star date January 5 in the year we call 2021. For me it’s a year I’ve begun with the intent to show up present for my next level coming of age and to do it well in a grounded and centered way toward fulfillment and positive impact in the world of my circles.

I predict that coming of age will be the primary contagion among we the masses, for it seems undeniably written in the stars, the sun, the moon, the mountains, valleys, in the water and on the plains.

So what is a coming of age? We all have the knowing about it within our original blueprint. The world we’ve just left did its’ darndest to separate us from this gnosis though, and so here is a reminder that comes from my own soul journey of healing and becoming through the life phases thus far.

We are born, live through infancy, then toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, partnership, parenthood, elderhood, and death. Each of these phases is a coming of age of a kind, but typically there are two key Comings of Age in every life: adulthood and elderhood.

The key instrument of the separation of humans from their gnosis was explained to me in part by Stephen Jenkinson ~~ Canadian, elder, spiritual guide, social worker, theologian and author of several books, including Die Wise and Come of Age: The case for elderhood in a time of trouble ~~ this way: “sham rites of passage.”

If a fully ensouled rite of passage is as rich as a novel and more at essence, and it is; and an essay is a summary reminder,
and a social media post is a mere fragment,
and a tweet is a shot of light on the surface;
then please consider the birthday parties, career fairs, graduation ceremonies and retirement parties that stand in for rites of passage in modernity at the level of the tweet.

We experience intermediate initiatory experiences repeatedly during our lives. The trouble we experience generally in the old souls-lost world propels us rather blindly into initiatory journey. We get a rough and tumble kick in the ass through some disruption. A relationship of any kind — with people, livelihood, a home, a community — becomes uncomfortable. Boundaries are crossed, boredom sets in, usefulness expires, and sometimes, it will go right into the soul core hurts of abandonment, betrayal, exile or even banishment.

It will have the feeling of unexpected, unwelcome, and perhaps even unexplainable – wyrd (as in supernatural) – and we go lost awhile. In modernity, the spiritual and soul helpers have been largely shunned, silenced, put to sleep, or forced into ‘business’ as they say, leaving virtually no one working at the level of spiritual guardian to people and community to recognize, welcome and hold space for initiatory soul journeys in context.

What kind of world would we be in today if there was a place to go when you felt like you were falling apart? A place that had room for anything and everything you had to bring, and responded in kind with a wisdom that surpassed anything you could find in modernity’s stunted systems for health? What if you found a landing that was welcoming, accepting, knowledgeable, affirmative, contextual, authentic, wise, enriching and evolutionary?

The aforementioned Stephen Jenkinson has immersed his life in theology, mainstream social work in the area of death and dying, and a more barefoot kind of social work, as an author and guide for people experiencing deep soul journeys. Randy Thomas Jones is another Canadian with a strong sense of the wild nature in humanity and a specialist in the area of rituals that help our lost soul parts reintegrate within our own beings and as beings in community. My words for what these fellas trade in, so to speak, is natural and village intelligence.

They’ve both shown me the wild nature views of trouble as initiation into a new iteration of self. In more stable times we all go temporarily askew now and then as an initiatory phase. If a community is healthy in soul terms and well-funded with gratitude for the gate keepers of spirit to thrive and hold the frequency for that health, then the one who is going through the change will not only be welcomed by the village, but the whole village will benefit from the healing.

Jenkinson asks a question in at least one of his talks: “What happens when the whole village goes crazy at once?” Ha! And here we are.

Perhaps we can call that exact event “2020”; and from 2021’s coming of age position — on the heels of an incredible year of unearthing seemingly all that lived in the dark shadowy spaces life behind veils, armour and weitko — heal ourselves and our connections with each other.

Just imagine this present moment story 100 years down the road…a story that has been passed down all over earth about how we were headed for hell in a dark spell, and somehow managed to come awake, break the damn thing, and l/earn our own power, potential, responsibility and honest joy?

We are experiencing a great cosmic period of recalibration. If Jacqueline-Faye : Hobbs ( is correct, earth has literally been shaking beneath our feet as the energy grid within her that was being used to transmit frequencies of discord to our nervous systems was dismantled (2015 & 2016); and the gradual reformation of earth’s nature gird (2016-present) that transmits the frequencies of natural living and connects individual consciousness is taking shape in the old one’s place.

This recalibration, accompanied by many natural forces for revelation, reclamation and renewal, has moved us all into a coming of age for ourselves and a Coming of the Ages for life itself. The recent cosmic event of the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, the Christmas star, may be another signpost that we have entered a new age. Our world – our co-creation – is transforming, upgrading, returning home to love, and it’s happening through us.

My own lessons during this time would fill a massive sack, that’s for sure. A couple of key ones, though, especially for people on the other side of 50, perhaps, but for all of us in the by and large, is that being is more important than doing, patience is essential, so is self-love, and to move forward in support of the dreams for the future of our youngers that are good, true, and beautiful. If we cling to the old world, we will still experience an initiation, but it will not be an initiation into natural human living in partnership with our abundant and delicious Mother Earth. The choice is ours.

We truly are in the beginning moments of a whole new world. Blessings for your journey. ~love, p